9781560323365

Continuing Bonds: New Understandings of Grief

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    9781560323365

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    1560323361

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1996-02-01
  • Publisher: Taylor & Franci

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Summary

Webster University, St. Louis, MO. Psychological and sociological research on the nature of grief and the emotional attachment of the living for the deceased person. 19 contributors, 15 U.S.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xi
Contributors xiii
Preface xvii
PART ONE Examining the Dominant Model
Introduction: What's the Problem?
3(28)
Phyllis R. Silverman
Dennis Klass
Disengaging as a Goal of Grief
4(1)
Historical Perspective
5(9)
Autonomy or Interdependence
14(2)
Another Paradigm
16(4)
Qualitative Versus Quantitative Methods in the Study of Grief
20(2)
Conclusion
22(1)
References
23(8)
PART TWO Setting the Stage
Broken Hearts or Broken Bonds?
31(14)
Margaret Stroebe
Mary Gergen
Kenneth Gergen
Wolfgang Stroebe
Breaking Bonds in the 20th Century
32(3)
Grief in Other Cultures
35(1)
Grief in the Romantic Age
36(2)
Unrelinquished Relationships in Contemporary Society
38(2)
Bereavement in Postmodern Perspective
40(3)
References
43(2)
Grief That Does Not End
45(14)
Paul C. Rosenblatt
Evidence of Grief Recurrence
46(4)
How and Why Grief Can Recur Over a Lifetime
50(4)
Implications of Grief Recurrence
54(1)
American Cultural Notions About Grief Recurrence
55(2)
References
57(2)
Grief in an Eastern Culture: Japanese Ancestor Worship
59(14)
Dennis Klass
Definition
59(1)
History
60(1)
Western Psychology and Japanese Ritual
61(1)
The Nature of the Spirits of the Dead
62(2)
Home Altars and Memorial Tablets
64(3)
Graves
67(1)
Ritual Time: O Bon
68(2)
Conclusion
70(1)
References
70(3)
PART THREE Bereaved Children
Children's Construction of Their Dead Parents
73(14)
Phyllis R. Silverman
Steven L. Nickman
The Study Population
75(1)
Findings
76(9)
Discussion
85(1)
References
86(1)
Bereaved Children's Changing Relationships with the Deceased
87(26)
Claude L. Normand
Phyllis R. Silverman
Steven L. Nickman
Types of Connections
88(2)
Preserving Memories of the Deceased
90(1)
Maintaining an Interactive Relationship With the Deceased
91(3)
Trajectories of Connections to the Deceased
94(8)
Revolving Within a Single Type of Connection to the Deceased
102(5)
General Summary of the Trajectories
107(1)
Conclusion
108(2)
References
110(3)
Remembering a Parent Who Has Died: A Developmental Perspective
113(12)
Betty C. Buchsbaum
Memory and Adult Mourning
113(1)
Memory, Maturation, and Childhood Bereavement
114(2)
Memory and Cognitive Development
116(1)
Person Perception
117(1)
Developmental Patterns of Parental Memories
118(4)
Developmental Arrest and Parent Loss
122(1)
Practical Implications
123(1)
Summary
123(1)
References
124(1)
Relationship and Heritage: Manifestations of Ongoing Attachment Following Father Death
125(24)
Kirsten Tyson-Rawson
Bereavement, Relationship, and Meaning
125(3)
Late Adolescent Bereavement
128(1)
Study Design
129(4)
Emotional Relationships After Death
133(9)
Conclusion
142(1)
References
143(6)
PART FOUR Spousal Bereavement
Widowhood and Husband Sanctification
149(14)
Helena Znaniecka Lopata
Husband Sanctification
151(1)
Chicago-Area Widows
152(3)
Who Sanctifies?
155(5)
Summary and Conclusions
160(1)
References
161(2)
Remarriage of Widowed Persons: A Triadic Relationship
163(16)
Miriam S. Moss
Sidney Z. Moss
Background
164(1)
Ties with Deceased Spouses in Widowhood
165(2)
Maintenance of Ties with the Deceased in Remarriage
167(9)
Discussion
176(1)
References
177(2)
Memories of the Death and Life of a Spouse: The Role of Images and Sense of Presence in Grief
179(20)
Roberta Dew Conant
Widows Participating in the Study
179(1)
Format of the Interviews
180(1)
Findings
181(1)
The Widows' Stories
181(3)
Widows' Experiences of the Memory of the Deceased
184(7)
Heuristic Models for the Role of Sense of Presnece in Grief: Trance, Communication, Play, and Personal Religion
191(2)
Distress in the Interview/Coping in Life
193(1)
Impact of Bereavement Groups
193(1)
Conclusions
193(2)
References
195(4)
PART FIVE Parental Bereavement
The Deceased Child in the Psychic and Social Worlds of Bereaved Parents During the Resolution of Grief
199(18)
Dennis Klass
Introduction
199(2)
Interactions Through the Course of Grief
201(13)
Conclusion
214(1)
References
215(2)
The Wounded Family: Bereaved Parents and the Impact of Adult Child Loss
217(18)
Simon Shimshom Rubin
Introduction and Theory
217(5)
Research on Bereaved Parents in Israel
222(3)
The Wounded Family: A Study in Function, Relationship, and the Challenge of Recovery and Resolution of Bereavement
225(4)
Conclusions
229(1)
References
230(5)
PART SIX Bereaved Siblings
Basic Constructs of a Theory of Adolescent Sibling Bereavement
235(22)
Nancy Hogan
Lydia DeSantis
Review of Literature
236(2)
Assumptions About Bereavement
238(1)
Constructs
239(9)
Discussion
248(3)
Conclusions and Recommendations
251(1)
References
252(5)
PART SEVEN Adoptee Losses
Retroactive Loss in Adopted Persons
257(16)
Steven Nickman
The Vital Questions
257(3)
Social and Legal Structuring of Adoption
260(4)
Developmental Influences on an Adoptee's Inner Experience of a Birth Parent
264(2)
Ongoing Life Events: Their Influence on the Vividness of an Adoptee's Interest in Birth Parents and on the Intensity of Motivation to Seek Knowledge or Contact
266(1)
Sustaining Fantasy, Family Romance Fantasy, and the Fantasies of Adoptees
267(2)
Actual Knowledge Versus a Permitted Locus of Thought
269(2)
Conclusions---The Arrow of Time: Contrasts and Parallels With Bereavement
271(1)
References
272(1)
Grief and the Birth Origin Fantasies of Adopted Women
273(24)
Susan Miller-Havens
Adoptees and Loss
273(2)
Fantasy Formation
275(1)
The Data
276(1)
Results
277(15)
References
292(5)
PART EIGHT Meanings and Implications
Grief and the Role of the Inner Representation of the Deceased
297(14)
Samuel J. Marwit
Dennis Klass
Investigation Methods
298(4)
Study Results
302(3)
Intent of Investigation: A Discussion
305(3)
References
308(3)
Attachment and the Reactions of Bereaved College Students: A Longitudinal Study
311(18)
David E. Balk
New Thinking About Attachment and Grief
311(1)
An Idea for a Study on Bereavement and Attachment
312(1)
Research Method
313(5)
Research Findings
318(2)
Discussion
320(3)
Concluding Reflections
323(2)
References
325(4)
Dilemmas in Identification for the Post-Nazi Generation: ``My Good Father Was a Bad Man?''
329(20)
Lord Heims Tessman
Excerpts from Interviews
331(15)
References
346(3)
PART NINE Conclusion
Concluding Thoughts
349(8)
Phyllis R. Silverman
Steven L. Nickman
Defining the Continuing Bond
349(2)
The Paradox of Letting Go and Remaining Involved
351(1)
Legitimation of Old Grief
351(2)
Problem Behavior
353(1)
Implications for Therapeutic Intervention
354(3)
Index 357

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